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"Marty Wallace" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> "Laurence Dodd" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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>> My idea, which I think I first had perhaps three or four years ago,
>> is to build a montrosity of a road way for cycles.
>> Basically, think of two giant parallel ramps in opposite directions
>> that span at least 30 km (to make them practical). The downside is
>> that something so big would be a blight on the environment to build
>> and to live in the shadow of. Imagine this thing putting its shadow
>> over Logan and Brisbane. Personally, I think this is why it should
>> not be built.
>> In theory, the idea is that each ramp would span a high density
>> population area and have elevators from the ground up to the roadway
>> at various points along the ramp. One would take the nearest
>> elevator up to the ramp roadway (the ramp going down in the
>> direction they wish to travel). Once you roll onto the surface of
>> the ramp from the elevator you can roll down all the way to the exit
>> you wish to take, or until the last exit where the ramp reaches the
>> ground level. These ramps could even be covered for wind and rain
>> protection to allow all weather, high speed, long distance
>> commuting. Just to make sure you get the gist of this idea, the
>> purpose is that one only rides downhill for the whole commute along
>> the ramp. Each ramp is one direction only, down, and would have
>> merging lanes from each elevator, and a braking lane on the approach
>> to each elevator. You could consider it an elevated highway for
>> cycles. However, I am more inclined to favor the decentralisation
>> of administration and industry so that each local area hires its
>> local people for local business. This is a local shop, we'll have
>> no trouble here!


[piggybacking]

Hippy and Dutchy would never get to work. They'd just spend their lives
going in an aero tuck trying to get break their latest downhill
speed/cadence record.

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DRS said:
[piggybacking]

Hippy and Dutchy would never get to work. They'd just spend their lives
going in an aero tuck trying to get break their latest downhill
speed/cadence record.

you can get aero trucks? cooooooooool.
 
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DRS

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"flyingdutch" <[email protected]> wrote
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> DRS Wrote:
>>
>> [piggybacking]
>>
>> Hippy and Dutchy would never get to work. They'd just spend their
>> lives
>> going in an aero tuck trying to get break their latest downhill
>> speed/cadence record.

>
> you can get aero trucks? cooooooooool.


You haven't had your coffee yet, eh?

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"Marty Wallace" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:4138d169$0$27218
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> An easier and cheaper variation on this is to have two tubes or tunnels
> running parallel to each other. Each tube is big enough for cyclists to

ride
> in with room to overtake. A tube would have fans at each end, one sucking
> and the other blowing so as to cause a strong tailwind that blows the
> cyclists along from one end to the other. The other tube is to travel in

the
> opposite direction. You have entry doors along the way so that other cycle
> traffic can join in. You'd be protected from the weather too. The tubes
> could be made of perspex so you can still enjoy the view.


I thought one of the benefits of bicycles was the
fact that they don't need motors to operate?
and think of the wind noise.. tail winds are good
though :)

If you really don't want to pedal much.. what about
some kind of magnetic propulsion system like you'd
find in a rail gun.. magnets on the bike and road
change polarity (or something?) causing the bike to
move along.. slackers unite! :)

hippy
 
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hippy

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"DRS" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> Hippy and Dutchy would never get to work. They'd just spend their lives
> going in an aero tuck trying to get break their latest downhill
> speed/cadence record.


AND HOW! ;-)

Hmm.. cycling content needed.. hmm..

"Hightail Ale discovered as optimum post-ride
recovery formula"

CSIRO scientist Dr. Inkalot revealed today that
the specially formulated brew contained the
correct balance of carbohydrates, branch chain
amino acids, electrolytes, secret herbs and spices
and a very special compound known in the trade
as "good beer". Combined as they are, when ingested,
these ingredients are absorbed by the body more
rapidly than water or sports drinks to provide the
athlete with a super-dense, ultra-fast released source
of muscle restoration and energy liberation.

Check this out:
http://www.carbohydrateaddicts.com/

Still no good.. okay here's something on topic..

Wind-noise removing headphones!
So you've built the most silent running bike ever..it
doesn't matter because all you can hear is the gush
of wind over your ears! Well with the new WindKill
headphones you can ride as fast as you like with no
gush! Hear that car as sideswipes you.. Hear the
magpie diving towards your skull for the kill.. Listen
to 3AW on a Critical Mass ride.. yes folks.. all of this
WITHOUT wind noise!!!

Place an order within the next 10mins and we'll also
include a set of vegetarian steak knives...

hippy
 
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hippy wrote:
> "Dominic Sansom" <[email protected]
>
>>wrote >
>>And another: Brown (or dark coloured) pads in bike shorts... seeing as
>>most of us don't wear any underwear.

>
>
> Cannibal had a batch of shorts with black chamois.
> They've gone back to the off white ones now though.
> I think my old Netti's had a black chamois too..?
>
> hippy
>
>

The $ 150 or so "Y-project" (or something) Castelli knicks have a rather
comfy synthetic chamois which is mostly red (tho the margins are black,
and bit on front near ones wing-**** is white synthetic towelling).
I've worn thru 2 pairs which have lasted 12 mths of 6 to 7 day a week
use, and will be buying them again once the current pair completely fall
apart. Unless I can find Pearl Izumi knicks (very unlikely)... tho I
haven't seen or worn any PI knicks that have chamois-s that are any
other colour than white).
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fred nieman wrote:
>
> hippy wrote:
> > "Dominic Sansom" <[email protected]
> >
> >>wrote >
> >>And another: Brown (or dark coloured) pads in bike shorts... seeing as
> >>most of us don't wear any underwear.

> >
> >
> > Cannibal had a batch of shorts with black chamois.
> > They've gone back to the off white ones now though.
> > I think my old Netti's had a black chamois too..?
> >
> > hippy
> >
> >

> The $ 150 or so "Y-project" (or something) Castelli knicks have a rather
> comfy synthetic chamois which is mostly red (tho the margins are black,
> and bit on front near ones wing-**** is white synthetic towelling).
> I've worn thru 2 pairs which have lasted 12 mths of 6 to 7 day a week
> use, and will be buying them again once the current pair completely fall
> apart. Unless I can find Pearl Izumi knicks (very unlikely)... tho I
> haven't seen or worn any PI knicks that have chamois-s that are any
> other colour than white).
> p


What is a wing-****?

Tamyka, very innocent.
 
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hippy

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"Tamyka Bell" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> fred nieman wrote:
> > The $ 150 or so "Y-project" (or something) Castelli knicks have a rather
> > comfy synthetic chamois which is mostly red (tho the margins are black,
> > and bit on front near ones wing-**** is white synthetic towelling).

>
> What is a wing-****?


Front "pointy" part of a saddle, right?

> Tamyka, very innocent.


IS LIKE...

hippy, very serious
 

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hippy said:
"Tamyka Bell"
> What is a wing-****?


Front "pointy" part of a saddle, right?

possibly patented by Fi'z'i'k as relating to Wing Flex Technology.
 
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fred nieman

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Tamyka Bell wrote:
> fred nieman wrote:
>

<snippety-snip>
>>
>>The $ 150 or so "Y-project" (or something) Castelli knicks have a rather
>>comfy synthetic chamois which is mostly red (tho the margins are black,
>>and bit on front near ones wing-**** is white synthetic towelling).


<wingity-whip>

>>p

>
>
> What is a wing-****?
>
> Tamyka, very innocent.


It's a small, somewhat ugly, and rather over-hyped piece of equipment.
Ryan Bayley, Bradley McGee, Graeme Brown, and all of the Mens Team
Pursuit team have them, but Anna Meares, Sara Carrigan (and Kathy Watt -
I drafted behind her for a kilometre or so, once!) don't. Jana Pitman
doesn't have one, come to think of it, but it's not an Olympic gold
medal, either... though some of the women athletes from the old East
Germany may have had them %-P .
You definitely wouldn't want this piece of equipment to be left on your
bicycle when you get off... but those probably very comfy saddles with
the holes down the middle
http://www.terrybicycles.com/product.html?c=Saddles
always make me worry that, if my bike had one of those saddles, I might
leave mine behind if I got off my bike too quickly ...

;-)

pete


See: http://www.therfcc.org/p.-j.-o'rourke-11701.html
 
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Mozilla 1.7 newsreader bug - posts end up in the right thread, but in
answer to the wrong post - GRRR! Sorry, all. *** pete aka f_k
 
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hippy

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"fred nieman" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> Tamyka Bell wrote:
> > What is a wing-****?

>
> It's a small, somewhat ugly, and rather over-hyped piece of equipment.


You don't sound impressed? Do you have the buggy, early model?

> Ryan Bayley, Bradley McGee, Graeme Brown, and all of the Mens Team
> Pursuit team have them, but Anna Meares, Sara Carrigan (and Kathy Watt -
> I drafted behind her for a kilometre or so, once!) don't. Jana Pitman
> doesn't have one, come to think of it, but it's not an Olympic gold
> medal, either... though some of the women athletes from the old East
> Germany may have had them %-P .


and don't forget the Italian Mens.. oh I mean Chinese Women's
swimming team!

> You definitely wouldn't want this piece of equipment to be left on your
> bicycle when you get off... but those probably very comfy saddles with
> the holes down the middle
> http://www.terrybicycles.com/product.html?c=Saddles
> always make me worry that, if my bike had one of those saddles, I might
> leave mine behind if I got off my bike too quickly ...


http://www.jauko.nl/tot/tab/k/king_mis/detachab.htm

hippy
 
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"hippy" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> "fred nieman" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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>> Tamyka Bell wrote:
>>> What is a wing-****?

>>
>> It's a small, somewhat ugly, and rather over-hyped piece of
>> equipment.

>
> You don't sound impressed? Do you have the buggy, early model?


He has the Campy MTB model. Not like us Dura Ace 10 users.

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hovil de cosa said:
On Thu, 02 Sep 2004 06:45:38 +1000, Dominic Sansom wrote:
> Here's the brief:
>
> Invent, create, design or suggest a device, piece of equipment,
> improvement, and idea... anything... that will have a positive effect on
> cycling or cyclists.


Some kind of highly explosive rocket powered magpie annihilation device
would be a winner.

Here's a low tech solution... A Squash Racquet... dive, swipe, SQWAAAARK, thump.
 

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fred nieman said:
cfsmtb wrote:

> Alex Wrote:
>
>>"Alex" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>>compulsory legislation for showers/changerooms/brekkie provision at
>>work to
>>encourage commuting

>
>
> See here, scroll down the page for links to planning
> amendment,http://www.yarracity.vic.gov.au/environment/planning/index.asp
>
>

cfsmtb, it would be lotsa fun if you could add your cooments to the
"wing-****" sub-thread ;-P


Um, er, "wing-****" is this the same as "woftam"
 
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cfsmtb wrote:
> fred nieman Wrote:
>
>>cfsmtb wrote:
>>
>>>Alex Wrote:

<wing-****-itty snip>
>
> Um, er, "wing-****" is this the same as "woftam"
>


"woftam" - WTF?
Is "woftam" something to do with "Wotanism"? I sincerely hope not.
"Identity Christianity" - eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek!

***

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"waste of ****ing time and money"

Often mentioned by grumpy individuals employed in certain organisations after one too many pointless meetings or "restructures".....
 
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Ted Linnell

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fred nieman <[email protected]> wrote:

>cfsmtb wrote:
>> fred nieman Wrote:
>>
>>>cfsmtb wrote:
>>>
>>>>Alex Wrote:

><wing-****-itty snip>
>>
>> Um, er, "wing-****" is this the same as "woftam"
>>

>
>"woftam" - WTF?
>Is "woftam" something to do with "Wotanism"? I sincerely hope not.
>"Identity Christianity" - eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek!
>
>***
>
>p

woftam - waste of f------ing time and money.

Ted.
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cfsmtb AND <[email protected]> wrote:

> "waste of ****ing time and money"
>
> Often mentioned by grumpy individuals employed in certain organisations
> after one too many pointless meetings or "restructures".....
>
>

woftam - waste of f------ing time and money.

Ted.
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| Nunawading, Victoria , Australia |
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Just as long as it isn't Wotanism and Christian Identity, guys.

I'd soooooooooo much rather be filking, cos-playing, fan-fic-ing
(including slash of Lance Armstrong and Ryan Bayley, perhaps... Beam me
up, Scotty, the Kirk/Spock analogies is getting deeply, deeply out of
hand, here...)

Or something.


ppppppppp